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1904 Columbia Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1904 record7–3
Head coachBill Morley (3rd season)
Home stadiumAmerican League Park
Seasons
← 1903
1905 →

The 1904 Columbia Lions football team was an American football team that represented Columbia University as an independent during the 1904 college football season. In its third season under head coach Bill Morley, the team compiled a 7–3 record and outscored opponents by a total of 120 to 68.[1][2] Robert S. Stangland was the team captain.[2]

The team's roster included W. E. Metzenthin at quarterback and Tom Thorp at tackle. Metzenthin was selected as a first-team All-American by the New York Herald,[3] and Thorp was selected as a second-team All-American by Walter Camp,[4] Caspar Whitney,[5] and the New York Sun.[3]

The team played its home games at the American League Park, a baseball park in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City that was also the home field of the New York Yankees.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Union (NY)W 10–0400[6]
September 28Franklin & Marshall
  • American League Park
  • New York, NY
W 28–0[7]
October 1[[{{{school}}}|Wesleyan]]
  • American League Park
  • New York, NY
W 16–01,500[8]
October 4Tufts
  • American League Park
  • New York, NY
W 31–0[9]
October 8Williams
  • American League Park
  • New York, NY
W 11–03,000[10]
October 12Swarthmore
  • American League Park
  • New York, NY
W 12–0800[11]
October 15Amherst
  • American League Park
  • New York, NY
L 0–124,853[12]
October 22at PennL 0–1615,000[13]
October 29Yale
  • American League Park
  • New York, NY
L 0–34[14]
November 12Cornell
  • American League Park
  • New York, NY (rivalry)
W 12–68,000[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1904 Columbia Lions Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/columbia/1904-schedule.html. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Columbia Football 2018 Record Book". Columbia University. 2018. p. 197. https://gocolumbialions.com/documents/2018/8/28/2018_Columbia_Football_Recordbook.pdf.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Western Stars Are Not Named: No Eastern Paper Gives Westerner Place on All-Americans". Atlanta Constitution. December 5, 1904.
  4. "Camp's Idea Of Football Stars: Yale Coach Puts Two Western Men in His Selection". The Daily Review (Decatur, IL). December 28, 1904.
  5. Caspar Whitney (Jan 1905). "The Sportsman's View-Point". Outing. http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/Outing/Volume_45/outXLV04/outXLV04t.pdf.
  6. "Columbia, 10; Union, 0". The New York Times: p. 5. September 25, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29333273/columbia_10_union_0/.
  7. "Columbia, 28; Franklin and Marshall, 0". The Sun: p. 5. September 29, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29333410/columbia_28_franklin_and_marshall_0/.
  8. "Columbia, 16; Wesleyan, 0". The New York Times: p. 10. October 2, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29333502/columbia_16_wesleyan_0/.
  9. "Football Warriors In Many Hard Fights: Columbia Players Snow Under the Tufts Boys by a Score of 31 to 0". The World: pp. 1, 13. October 5, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29333830/football_warriors_in_many_hard_fights/.
  10. "Columbia, 11; Williams, 0". The New York Times: p. 12. October 9, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29334007/columbia_11_williams_0/.
  11. "Columbia, 12; Swarthmore, 0". The New York Times: p. 8. October 13, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29334166/columbia_12_swarthmore_0/.
  12. "First of Season's Football Surprises: Columbia and Princeton of the So-Called Big Teams Beaten". The New York Times: p. 19. October 16, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29333108/first_of_seasons_football_surprises/.
  13. "Great Runs Won For Penn Over Columbia, 16-0". The Philadelphia Inquirer: pp. 1, 14. October 23, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29332906/great_runs_won_for_penn_over_columbia/.
  14. "Columbia Overwhelmed By The Yale Eleven". The New York Times: p. 11. October 30, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29332665/columbia_overwhelmed_by_the_yale_eleven/.
  15. "Columbia Victor Over Cornell Team". The New York Times: p. 10. November 13, 1904. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29332457/columbia_victor_over_cornell_team/.
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